Birds of the West Indies, 2nd Edition

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Birds of the West Indies, 2nd Edition

2020 | ISBN: 0691180512 | English | 288 Pages | True PDF | 108 MB

An updated edition of the acclaimed field guide to the spectacular birds of the West Indies

Birds of the West Indies is the first field guide that covers and depicts all birds known to occur in the region, including infrequently occurring and introduced forms. Now fully updated and expanded, this stunningly illustrated book features detailed accounts of more than 600 species, describing identification field marks, range, status, voice, and habitat. There are more than 100 beautiful color plates that depict plumages of all species-including those believed to have recently become extinct-as well as distribution maps, a color code for endemic birds, and an incisive introduction that discusses avifaunal changes in the West Indies in the past fifteen years and the importance of conservation.

Covers more than 60 new species, including vagrants, introductions, and taxonomic splits
Updates the status of every species
Features illustrations for all new species and improved artwork for warblers and flycatchers
Color codes endemic species confined to one or just a few islands
Includes many new and enhanced maps
Provides bird weights for each species
Compact and easy to use in the field


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